How long do cars normally last?

I want to buy a car that's around 10 years old, but I'm not sure how long it will hold up. How long do most cars normally last?

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It sounds like you may have found a good deal on an old vehicle, but it’s smart to consider if the cost is worth it if you’ll have to just replace the car again.
With proper maintenance and no accidents, the average car in the United States lasts around 12 years or 200,000 miles. These numbers can be affected by various conditions—such as how well you maintain the car, the make and model, and if you’ve been in an accident.
If you do end up purchasing the car, you’re going to need car insurance.
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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